-Elizabethan Era- -Shakespeare- - Romeo and Juliet-
Elizabethan England <ul><li>Known as the  English Renaissance  (rebirth) </li></ul><ul><li>England was ruled by  Queen Eli...
Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>Clothing/Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Certain fabrics, textures, and colors of clothing  ...
Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>Marriage s </li></ul><ul><li>A  woman didn’t choose husband. </li></ul><ul><li>Marriag...
Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Many members of a family, often 4-8 people, would live in the...
Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>Other interesting facts: </li></ul><ul><li>Only boys were allowed to attend formal edu...
Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>The lower class would bathe a couple times A YEAR, and the upper class bathed once eve...
William Shakespeare <ul><li>The  most famous playwright  of all time </li></ul><ul><li>Born: 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon; ...
William Shakespeare <ul><li>1585 – 1592 were considered his lost years.  No one knew of his whereabouts. </li></ul><ul><li...
William Shakespeare <ul><li>Types of Plays </li></ul><ul><li>1.  comedy   – a funny problem  that occurs that must  be fix...
The Globe Theatre <ul><li>Famous  theatre  of the time </li></ul><ul><li>Plays were held at  2:00 pm  because there was no...
The Globe Theatre <ul><li>Both  poor and rich  people alike attended plays in Shakespeare’s time.  </li></ul><ul><li>It ha...
The Globe Theatre <ul><li>During this time, women were NOT allowed to be actors </li></ul><ul><li>ALL roles were played by...
The Globe Theatre <ul><li>In the 1590s, the theaters had to close a few times due to outbreaks of the Plague </li></ul><ul...
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare (c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. “ Star- crossed  lovers”
Romeo and Juliet <ul><li>The play is set in Verona, Italy </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Juliet’s Balcony <ul><li>Although  Juliet is a fictional character , this actual building in Verona (built around the 13th...
Basics of Romeo and Juliet <ul><li>Written around 1595 </li></ul><ul><li>Involves  two major families who hate each other ...
Romeo and Juliet - Characters <ul><li>The Montagues </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo - first loves Rosaline; sees Juliet and forget...
Romeo and Juliet - Characters (c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. <ul><li>The Others </li></ul><ul><li>Prince Es...
Other Romeo and Juliet Stories?
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Elizabethan Era

  1. 1. -Elizabethan Era- -Shakespeare- - Romeo and Juliet-
  2. 2. Elizabethan England <ul><li>Known as the English Renaissance (rebirth) </li></ul><ul><li>England was ruled by Queen Elizabeth I , daughter of King Henry VIII, from 1533-1603 . </li></ul><ul><li>The Queen had a love for theater and the arts, so during this period, the arts (poetry, plays, painting, etc.) flourished. </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  3. 3. Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>Clothing/Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Certain fabrics, textures, and colors of clothing indicated which social class a person was a part of . </li></ul><ul><li>If a person dressed out of his/her social class , they would be punished because it was against the law. </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  4. 4. Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>Marriage s </li></ul><ul><li>A woman didn’t choose husband. </li></ul><ul><li>Marriages were usually arranged by the families of the bride and the groom in order for both sides to benefit from one another. </li></ul><ul><li>Once married, women had practically no rights ; they could not work outside the home. </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  5. 5. Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Many members of a family, often 4-8 people, would live in the same room. </li></ul><ul><li>There was no sanitation, no indoor plumbing, no concept of germs or sterilization. </li></ul><ul><li>The streets were filled with waste, both human and animal. </li></ul><ul><li>There were two outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  6. 6. Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>Other interesting facts: </li></ul><ul><li>Only boys were allowed to attend formal education </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the dentist was deadly </li></ul><ul><li>Punishment for crimes was VERY harsh </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robbers would have limbs cut off by a saw, have fingers torn off, eyes dug out with hot pinchers, or death sentence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women gossips had sharp device put in mouth and, with any movement, the tongue would be cut or damaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For adultery, one would be attached to stool and continuously dunked under water until death </li></ul></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  7. 7. Life in the Elizabethan Era <ul><li>The lower class would bathe a couple times A YEAR, and the upper class bathed once every couple of weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of toilet paper, clumps of grass or hay was used. </li></ul><ul><li>Pale skin was considered beautiful, so they avoided the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>A high forehead was a sign of intelligence, so many women would shave a portion on top of their head. </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  8. 8. William Shakespeare <ul><li>The most famous playwright of all time </li></ul><ul><li>Born: 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon; Died: 1616 </li></ul><ul><li>At 18, he married 26 year-old Anne Hathaway </li></ul><ul><li>Had 3 children , one of which died at 11 </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  9. 9. William Shakespeare <ul><li>1585 – 1592 were considered his lost years. No one knew of his whereabouts. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1592, he had become well known in London theatrical circles. </li></ul><ul><li>In his lifetime Shakespeare wrote 37 plays </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  10. 10. William Shakespeare <ul><li>Types of Plays </li></ul><ul><li>1. comedy – a funny problem that occurs that must be fixed by the end of the play </li></ul><ul><li>2. history – a retelling of the history of England </li></ul><ul><li>3. tragedy </li></ul><ul><li>a . a hero has a high position </li></ul><ul><li>b. hero falls (causes his own fall) </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  11. 11. The Globe Theatre <ul><li>Famous theatre of the time </li></ul><ul><li>Plays were held at 2:00 pm because there was no lighting in the theaters. And in g ood weather because it had no roof </li></ul><ul><li>Few props were used; language focused on imagery </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  12. 12. The Globe Theatre <ul><li>Both poor and rich people alike attended plays in Shakespeare’s time. </li></ul><ul><li>It had several levels of seating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest level, or pit, was the cheapest; the “groundlings” stood here </li></ul></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  13. 13. The Globe Theatre <ul><li>During this time, women were NOT allowed to be actors </li></ul><ul><li>ALL roles were played by men/boys </li></ul><ul><li>The character of Juliet would have been played by a boy </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  14. 14. The Globe Theatre <ul><li>In the 1590s, the theaters had to close a few times due to outbreaks of the Plague </li></ul><ul><li>Germs were EASILY spread at the theaters </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  15. 15. Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare (c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. “ Star- crossed lovers”
  16. 16. Romeo and Juliet <ul><li>The play is set in Verona, Italy </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  17. 17. Juliet’s Balcony <ul><li>Although Juliet is a fictional character , this actual building in Verona (built around the 13th century) is said to have been the home to a prominent family in Italy back then. The Capuleti was a family that actually existed, and some believe that Shakespeare based his fictional family, the Capulets, on them. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictured here is Juliet’s balcony. Some couples even get married there today. </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  18. 18. Basics of Romeo and Juliet <ul><li>Written around 1595 </li></ul><ul><li>Involves two major families who hate each other </li></ul><ul><li>Entire play takes place over 5 days </li></ul><ul><li>Fate of Romeo and Juliet is given at the beginning of play </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  19. 19. Romeo and Juliet - Characters <ul><li>The Montagues </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo - first loves Rosaline; sees Juliet and forgets Rosaline. </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Montague - Romeo’s father </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Montague - Romeo’s mother </li></ul><ul><li>Benvolio - nephew of Montague and friend of Romeo </li></ul><ul><li>Balthasar - servant of Romeo </li></ul><ul><li>Abram - servant of Montague; enjoys fighting with Capulets </li></ul><ul><li>The Capulets </li></ul><ul><li>Juliet – daughter of Capulet; happy, innocent girl who loves Romeo </li></ul><ul><li>Lord and Lady Capulet - Juliet’s parents </li></ul><ul><li>Tybalt - Juliet’s cousin; likes to fight </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse - Juliet’s nanny and friend </li></ul><ul><li>Peter - servant to the Nurse </li></ul><ul><li>Sampson and Gregory – servants </li></ul>(c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  20. 20. Romeo and Juliet - Characters (c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. <ul><li>The Others </li></ul><ul><li>Prince Escalus - ruler of Verona; tired of the fighting in the city and threatens anyone who disturbs the peace with death </li></ul><ul><li>Mercutio - relative of the prince and friend of Romeo (sides with Montague); serves as comic relief </li></ul><ul><li>Friar Laurence - a Franciscan priest; helps Romeo and Juliet; good man </li></ul><ul><li>Friar John - another Franciscan priest </li></ul><ul><li>Count Paris - a young nobleman and relative of the prince (sides with Capulet); Juliet’s parents arrange for her to marry him </li></ul>
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